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Close Kin and Distant Relatives: The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women's Literature
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from Univ of Virginia Pr (February 4, 2014)
9780813935492 | details & prices | 178 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $59.50
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from Univ of Virginia Pr (February 4, 2014)
9780813935508 | details & prices | 178 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $27.50
About: The "black family" in the United States and the Caribbean often holds contradictory and competing meanings in public discourse: on the one hand, it is a site of love, strength, and support; on the other hand, it is a site of pathology, brokenness, and dysfunction that has frequently called forth an emphasis on conventional respectability if stability and social approval are to be achieved.